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Thank you for your interest in the CIAWC’s Global Ideas Lab program. Please use this form to apply for Global Ideas Lab funds by April 1, 2024.

The Global Ideas Lab funds are available for early-stage development of new projects. Funding can be used to facilitate meetings amongst potential collaborators, both inside and outside of Northeastern. Projects may be collaborative or an opportunity for scholars working on similar topics to convene and get feedback. For example, if your research is suddenly taking you to a new country or region where you lack expertise, you might choose to convene area experts around the topic. Similarly, if you are trying to create a new collaborative cluster, these funds could jump-start that process. We encourage inclusion of students at the graduate and undergraduate level. Selected Global Ideas can either be designed for policy impact or scholarly publication. The key criteria is that your project fosters the mission of the Center.

For the 2024-25 academic year, Global Ideas Las projects will be funded up to $1,500 each. Funds can be used for any project-related expenses, including materials, meetings, meals. The primary convener, and lead name on the application, must be a full-time faculty member in CSSH; the convener need not hold tenure or be on a tenure track. Outside participants may be invited to attend.

Applying for the Global Ideas Lab Grants

Application due April 1, 2024 for summer and fall 2024 funding.